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Connecting the Dots in Criminal Justice: Preventing Crimes Against People by Focusing on Animal Abuse

Total Credits: 2.5 including 0.5 Ethics CLE, 2.5 CLE

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Animal Abuse |  Domestic Violence
Phil Arkow
2 Hours 23 Minutes
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Animal cruelty cases are often marginalized. But family and community violence doesn’t stop at the human species line. The LINK demonstrates that violence against humans can be prevented and responded to more effectively by recognizing animal abuse as a potential indicator and predictor of domestic, child, sexual, and elder abuse; that preventing animal abuse also protects people; that holding animal abusers accountable improves community safety; and that including the human-animal bond improves victim services.



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National LINK Coalition

Internationally acclaimed lecturer, author and educator Phil Arkow is coordinator of the National LINK Coalition – the National Resource Center on The LINK between Animal Abuse and Human Violence – and edits the monthly LINK-Letter. He chairs the Latham Foundation’s Animal Abuse and Family Violence Prevention Project. He teaches at the University of Florida and Harcum College. He has presented over 250 times in 17 countries, 38 states and 9 Canadian provinces, and has authored over 80 key reference works on human-animal interactions and violence prevention. He co-founded the National Link Coalition, the National Animal Control Association, and the Colorado and New Jersey humane federations. He has served with the AVMA, the ASPCA, American Humane, the Delta Society, the Animals & Society Institute, the National Sheriffs Association, the National Coalition on Violence Against Animals, the National District Attorneys Association, the Academy on Violence & Abuse, and the American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from New Jersey Child Assault Prevention.